The patent protection of nanotechnological inventions represents an exciting challenge for all those in the specialized circle.
The scope of the chapter is to highlight how the patent protection of nanotechnological inventions implies a new interpretation and application of the general requirements of patentability.
By relying on the Case Law of the Board of Appeal of the European Patent Office, author Claudio Germinario illustrates with examples how the requirements of novelty, inventive step, industrial applicability, clarity, and sufficiency of disclosure apply in the nanotechnological platform.
First published in Bionanotechnology to Save the Environment Pierfrancesco Morganti (Ed.). MDPI 2019
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